The Transformation of Manufacturing, Session 1 - Feb. 2

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Name: The Transformation of Manufacturing, Session 1 - Feb. 2
Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST
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Event Description:
The Transformation of Manufacturing, Session 1 

The manufacturing industry in North America is undergoing its fourth evolution into a high-technology, digitalized, and data-driven industry. This Industry 4.0 period began long before the COVID-19 pandemic affected global society at all levels but has been accelerated in response to many of the challenges associated with this pandemic. In this 3 part series, we examine and explore the current manufacturing industry in North America and the challenges and opportunities it faces as adoption of Industry 4.0 thinking, tools, standards, and processes becomes more widespread.

Session 1: Workforce Dynamics & Industry Trends
Overview of the North American manufacturing industry in its current state in terms of three main elements pertaining to workforce dynamics, production efficiency, and inter-organizational volatility highlighting the relative stability of employment in the manufacturing industry. Estimates suggest the manufacturing industry needs to prepare for double-digit output growth within the next 10 years while simultaneously managing a projected shortfall in available, interested, and highly skilled emerging talent. There are real workforce-related challenges facing the current manufacturing industry and these challenges cannot all be addressed with the technological elements of Industry 4.0.

Additional Sessions:
February 9th - Session 2: Industry 4.0 Impact on the Worker
Smart Factory Institute, Chattanooga, TN

February 16th- Session 3: Achieving Industry 4.0 Organizational Success
TCAT Smyrna/Nissan Training Facility, Smyrna, TN

Each session builds on the prior session. In-person and virtual attendance options available for all sessions. Join us in-person at your local session and virtually for the other two sessions!
All Sessions Presented by:
  • Mary Beth Hudson, Executive Director Smart Factory Institute, Peak Performance
  • Denise Rice, President & CEO, Peak Performance
  • Dr. Chris Cunningham, UC Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of TN Chattanooga
*Event is free, registration registration required.
Date/Time Information:
February 2 - 7:30-8:30am CT 
Contact Information:
Carolyn Davis
No cost to attend 
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